A-Caucusing We’ll Go!

Well, not here but in Iowa. The crowds are turning out for a rousing night of caucusing. I’ve never paid this much attention to an election cycle before but this is nothing like it has been in years past ....more

Weekly Book Giveaway: <i>A Darker Shade of Magic</i>, by V.E. Schwab

This week's Book Giveaway is V.E. Schwab's A Darker Shade of Magic. It's giving off a distinctly UnLunDun vibe, but I'm hoping I will like it better (or at least that it will be less pretentious). A full review will follow later today ....more

Master Bedroom, updated for 2016

It's the start of House Tour updating on my blog!...more

Stay - Ecuador, Day 2

"I'll bet you'll want to bring ten of them home with you."I've heard this several times since announcing my trip to Ecuador. In every case, I laughed along. I understood the sentiment and honestly, now that I'm here? ...more

Taco Sloppy Joes

Sloppy joes made with taco beef...more

A Step Towards Hope {Compassion Blogger Trip Ecuador 2016, Day 2}

The thing about being someone who admittedly struggles with self-discipline and setting goals...more

February goals

Is it just me, or does February have a hint of spring in the air? I saw the first snowdrops today, and the animals were all acting crazy. The horses were bucking and kicking, always a sure sign of spring to come, and all the sheep had escaped and were milling around in front of the barn, were they are not supposed to be ....more

15 minutes to a happier you!

You're worth it too!15 minutes.  I'm worth it. You better believe it!...more

Strawberry Pancakes for Valentine’s Brunch

When I was little my grandmother would literally fry up a stack of crepey thin pancakes – they were greasy, salty and the perfect combination soft and cakey, crunchy melt in your mouth deliciousness. There was an art to her take on a pancake, one that I am still trying to achieve! While I am still working on the perfect the perfect paper thin, butter fried pancakes I thought I’d share my strawberry pancakes with you! ...more